Now, Cleansing Waters (Or Micellar Waters) to those yet to try them are “Micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water.”* They are mild cleansers, which lift dirt and makeup from the skin without drying it out or stripping the skin of its natural oils and leaving you with that tight, dry feeling.
They are the ultimate lazy girl cleanser, a couple swipes of a cotton pad and you can lift the worst of your makeup. Saying that, I tend to double cleanse most days, and follow a Micellar Water with an oil based cleanser (some of my favourites: here and here).
Anyway, this one is a game changer for me. I picked up the makeup wipe version of this ahead of a camping trip and was floored by how clean and moisturised my skin felt afterwards. I picked up the bottled stuff when I got home and I have not looked back.
This smells gorgeous, is fun to shake, and is lovely and mild on my psoriasis/eczema prone skin.
I have at least two full posts dedicated to my love of Stephen King. One of the most interesting things about challenging myself to read the authors back catalogue is when I discover a book I felt ambivalent towards the first read, and now ADORE.
That was Pet Sematary for me ( and No,that isn’t a typo). The book follows the story of Louis and his family, when they move to a new town for his job. The main themes are heritage, secrets and grief. I read this novel in two parts whilst traveling to and from Birmingham, it’s a fairly quick read at 424 pages and a real page turner. As I reached the hundred or so pages I was internally screaming at Louis. It’s well written, constructed and fairly unpredictable. This is a sad story, but a good story.
The interesting this is I really disliked this book when I read it as a young teen, and I remember being so irritated by the film. Which I am now keeping everything crossed ends up on Netflix soon.
If you try this book let me know what you think, keep track of my reading challenge here.
Peacocks is a shop I often forget about, when I was younger before I discovered New Look and Primark I was a huge fan of the shop. I remember when got my first full time job at nineteen, using the shop to build my first working wardrobe. Those clothes lasted much longer than the awful commission based job.
Anyway, I picked this little number up before the March Book Club. I had a bit of extra time to kill, and I remembered the stunning embroidered bag my mum had picked up from the shop earlier in the week. I flitted round the store, noticing the sale aisle on my way out and spotting this dream of a dress, I fell in love!
Peacocks add a Modern edge to this vintage style, keeping the skirt a little shorter than a traditional Tea Dress. On the hanger, the brown ditsy print doesn’t look much, but on its amazing. Fitted on the bust, with a very unique bodice panel, with a full skirt which ends just above the knee with a lot of movement. The cut of this dress is incredible for the price (£8 down from £16).
As with the majority of my wardrobe, this works nicely for work or social occasions. It’s especially nice if you have something like a vintage fair you wanted to dress up for.
Beret – Miss Ivy’s Vintage Fair Dress – Peacocks Shoes (just seen) Past Season New Look